Diane Dufresne today embodies a key figure in the Quebec and Francophone culture. Whether through song, performing, writing or painting, his artistic approach is unique. It is in the late 60s, after some years spent in France (among others to Lock) to learn his trade, she returns to sing in Quebec. You hear so interpret films and theme songs-is discovered in the musical Les Girls Clemence Desrochers. In 1972, it operates a metamorphosis that will make one of the leading figures of Quebec song 70s His international career really started at that time with the help of François Cousineau and Luc Plamondon. The trio gives life to fifty songs that I met the man of my life, By listening to Elton John, Rock for a bicycle guys and Song for Elvis. At that time, it crowds the stage of the Paris Olympia twice.
By 1978, Diane Dufresne accentuates stage presence with the creation of major shows and participates in early versions of Starmania. In parallel, it accumulates individual success with songs I’m twelve, Alys Cinemascope, Hymn to the beauty of the world, Oxygen and Saturday night. During the following decade, she continued her dramatic approach with the mega Hollywood / Halloween shows, Magie rose at the Olympic Stadium in front of 60,000 people and Montreal Symphony & Roll. In the early 90s, with the Misuse major album, it becomes author of his own songs.
In January 2001, a collaboration with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra titled Symphonic Colors allows him to marry his two preferred forms of expression: the scene and paint. In 2002, it was a huge success with his tour in parole, and in 2004 she sang the songs of Kurt Weill, accompanied by the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montreal under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. This concert will be a disc that won the ADISQ 2005 Félix for Album of the Year, Classical category, orchestra and large ensemble. Then in 2006, Diane Dufresne invites its fans to another appointment fascinating, the Plural show, where she visited four paintings directories Luc Plamondon, Kurt Weill, Michel Tremblay, Serge Gainsbourg, Daniel Bélanger and his.
In fall 2007, she released her 25th album, effusions, the result of his meeting with the pianist Alain Lefèvre and the complicity of artists and renowned authors such as Michel Rivard, Daniel Bélanger and Catherine Lara. This album reflects a world of passions and above all the vital energy of the artist who spends much by the microphone by the brush. Since 2011 she presents the show “Diane Dufresne and Les Violons du Roy” throughout Quebec and especially in Montreal in the new symphony hall for 3 memorable evenings. In 2014 she released the album “live” from the same show other ente including new songs by Alain Bashung, Zazie and Michel Jonasz.
Recipient of several prestigious awards, Diane Dufresne is a member of the Order of the Pléïade Francophone countries, Chevalier of Arts and Letters of the French Republic, Knight of the National Order of Quebec, winner of the Governor General’s Award for the arts and in 2009 received the Order of the French Legion of Honor hand delivered by Mrs. Juliette Greco.
In visual art, Diane Dufresne was mainly self-taught before she studied drawing and painting with Brother Jerome Paradis at Collège Notre-Dame in Montreal over 10 years in the 80 It is with this brilliant educator and renowned artist she has developed her own gestural style, free and original to his own personality. Since 1993 she has presented over twenty-five solo exhibitions in Quebec, France and the United States. Some of his works are part of private and public collections. Since 2013 drawings and paintings are presented in Roche-Bobois few stores in Quebec.
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